Learning patterns/Training educators how to use Wikimedia in the classroom

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A learning pattern foreducation
Training educators how to use Wikimedia in the classroom
problemWhat do educators need to learn before using Wikimedia in course.
solutionEducators can learn editing basics and how to use Wikimedia in the classroom using online turtorials, in a one-on-one session with a Wikimedia volunteer or in a teacher training course.
creatorKHarold (WMF)
created on22:55, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

What problem does this solve?[edit]

Educators do not need to know how to use wiki markup give students an editing assignment, but it does help to learn some basic skills and complete a short assignment before they begin using Wikimedia in the classroom.

What is the solution?[edit]

Educators can learn basic editing skills and get course planning advice using

Online tutorials:[edit]

  • Training for educators: covers basics of Wikipedia's core principles, editing, planning an assignement and creating course pages.

One-on-one sessions with a Wikimedia volunteer:[edit]

Planning guidelines:[edit]

In a teacher training course:[edit]

  • Slides from a teacher training course in Panama.
  • Although some education programs conduct group training sessions for educators, in most cases, educators who have completed a training course do not go on to use Wikimedia in the classroom without some kind of follow-up.

Things to consider[edit]

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See also[edit]

Education Toolkit Learning Pattern
This learning pattern is part of the Education Program Toolkit.
Go to the toolkit.

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